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Getaway Driver

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Criminals rob a bank, and realize that the police are coming. That's where the Getaway Driver comes in. It's this guy's job to come in and drive the criminals away from cops with a chase scene to follow.


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     Anime & Manga 
  • In the manga of Sentou Yousei Yukikaze, Rei Fukai's backstory had him as this for a gang of jewel thieves. This was the crime that got him arrested and sent to Faery.

    Film - Animated 
  • In Sing, Johnny's dad wants him to be the getaway driver for a heist. The trouble is that it conflicts with the singing auditions.

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     Web Comics 
  • Stand Still, Stay Silent: Replace robbing a bank with the seemingly empty old building you are looting turning out to be filled with deadly monsters, and you can easily have your Designated Driver turn into this trope.

     Western Animation 
  • The Legend of Korra has one of Toph's daughters being this for two criminals. (It sealed the rift between Lin and Suyin.)
  • A Robot Chicken sketch has a group of robbers hiring Toad to be their getaway driver.
  • An episode of Spongebob Squarepants has a criminal using SpongeBob as a getaway driver by pretending to be his new driving instructor. In this case, the criminal is the one in real danger.


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